Welcome! Pioneer Valley Open Science (PVOS) promotes and hosts science hackathons, workshops, and collaborations in the Pioneer Valley area of Western Massachusetts.
We also try to cross-post our ongoing work as much as possible on the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS), and to conduct most of our online discussion on their very cool PLOTS Google Group; for now, our plan is to use this wiki as a sort of "scratch pad" for various research projects on which we're working, and then frequently to post any resultant useful material on the PLOTS site.
Below are links to [PVOS]((https://github.com/Pioneer-Valley-Open-Science/pioneer-valley-open-science.github.com/wiki/Home/_edit) wiki+comment pages on various of our active research topics. Please feel free to explore and contribute!
How to contribute: We're compiling some detailed notes on how to edit this wiki; but in any case, you'll need to be logged in to github (signing up for github is free) -- click 'sign in' on the upper right hand corner of this page.
Please click on any of the images or links below in order to navigate to the associated research page.
Aerial / Underwater Imaging
Projects related to low-cost but effective balloon-, kite-, and underwater drone-based imaging platforms.
A listing of resources and projects related to K-12 education.
Workshops + Events
Local workshops related to various "open science" research topics.
Laboratory Prep / Analysis
Devices and techniques useful for in a research laboratory setting -- where the laboratory might be located in a university building, a kitchen, a forest clearing, or a pond ...
Sensors / Pollutants / Environmental / Energy / Sanitation
Hackerspaces + Working Groups
Open Hardware Repository
Open Education / Access / Resources
Links / Resources
- Collected notes on practicing Open Science
- The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS), and their brilliant mission statement.
- Open Laboratory Notebook science
- Farm Hack
- ITP Camp
- A great resource on creativity
- Flinn Scientific How-To Videos
- TED Talk on open source architecture
- TED Talk on fungi
- TED Talk on mosquito zapper
- Cory Doctorow's "Makers"
- Michigan Tech Open Sustainability Technology research group
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